Data & Research

We’re at the forefront of transformative change in the meat industry…

Since 2019, we’ve proudly been recognised by the United Nations as a contributor to Sustainable Development Goal 5: to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Our collaboration with the United Nations has culminated in an industry first: The release of our 2020 and 2023 global reports on Gender Representation in the Meat Industry.

The 2020 report benchmarked the number of women working in the meat industry globally, as well as the enablers and barriers for their career progression.

Our latest report, published in May 2023 establishes an updated global view on gender inclusion in the meat industry. Providing a comprehensive overview of the challenges and solutions within our sector, the data tells us that inclusion is no longer a “nice-to-have”, but rather a necessity if the meat industry is to thrive in the years to come.

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Key takeouts from our 2023 report

The research shines a light on the current gender balance within the meat industry – a crucial benchmark for all businesses. The report also offers invaluable insights into both men’s and women’s perspectives on the industry’s present condition, making it an indispensable resource for anyone seeking to cultivate a more gender-balanced workplace.

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Our focus

The research set out five priority themes for the industry to tackle in order to drive gender inclusion. These five themes are the driving force behind Meat Business Women’s strategic priorities.

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Be that organisation that commits to purposeful change

Now that we have the benchmarks, we urge industry leaders to observe, reflect upon, discuss and action our findings, utilising the expertise and support of Meat Business Women to attract top talent whilst achieving the retention and progression of the very best workforce.

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